CJ Wallace, son of the late Biggie Smalls, beamed with pride after New York City released an advertisement honoring the legendary rapper, acknowledging the impact he has had on the music industry. Wallace accepted the honor on behalf of his father on Thursday as the city celebrated Biggie Smalls, who would have turned 50 this weekend.
“Since I was 14 and 15, when I really had to realize how important this family heirloom was, I made it my life. That’s all I can do. I can’t go a day without thinking about who my father is and the impact he was able to make, And it inspires me to keep doing the same in my own way, but it’s clear to keep keeping Brooklyn first, keeping New York first.” Wallace said according to CBS News.
While he now lives in Los Angeles, Wallace said his relationships in his hometown are forever.
“I know I have been told to come back here as soon as possible,” he said while accepting advertisement. “But yeah, man, that’s a lot for me to really do and absorb. I wish my sister was here obviously here, she couldn’t do that. Just want to thank you guys. Thank you very much, thank you.”
The proud son also expressed his happiness on Instagram while standing by the statement he accepted.
“May 21st is the big day,” he wrote.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams was impressed by the inspiring life of Biggie Smalls while introducing the ad.
“He was raised by a single mother. That’s why so many of us can relate to her. Only the love his mother showed. But what he did, which I think was so much more important, was that he was able to turn pain into a goal. He used his music,” Adams said. to determine what was happening in daily life.”
The mayor also highlighted the rapper’s influence on Brooklyn.
“He put Brooklyn on the map and no matter where you’re traveling, he loves Brooklyn and he loves Brooklyn. So does his son, CJ Wallace, and his daughter Tiana, and everyone else here, the little mafia out there. The entire crew, everyone here. And so we just want to spend Today to raise an icon in New York City and music,” Adams said. “We know he’s one of the greatest rappers who ever lived and that his music still inspires many who listen to and play it. Here, back in the day, you’d hate to say 5-0. But we’re happy to say 5-0 today is to Brother Biggie Smalls and what he stands for.” “.
Like buffet As previously reported, New York continued to honor Biggie Saturday as the MTA released limited edition MetroCards featuring the hip-hop icon’s face.
“Biggie Smalls, infamous, at least the greatest rapper in New York history, some would say greatest rapper of all time,” said Janu Lieber, UTC Chairman and CEO, during a press conference at Grand Central Terminal on Thursday. safe reports.
Peggy, whose legal name is Christopher Wallace, died at the age of 24 in 1997 when he was shot from a speeding car in Los Angeles.
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